Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Prisma Pencils on Black

Hi there!

It's a gorgeous day here in Minnesota. Bright, sunny skies, slight breeze and temps in the upper 70's - perfect for having lunch on the deck and puttering around in the gardens. But before I head outside, I wanted to share a card.

One of my favorite Hero Arts stamps is the Large Flower Background. I've made quite a few cards with this beauty. Here is one, and here is another. But this time, I wanted to try something different. I stamped it onto black cardstock with VersaMark ink, then clear embossed. Then I dusted off my Prismacolor Pencils and went to town. Took me quite awhile to color in all those white areas, but it was lots of fun too! Here's how it turned out.



Love how this technique makes the colors pop right off the black background!

Hope you're having a bright, sunny day too - thanks for the visit! :)


33 comments:

Annette said...

this is gorgeous...love the embossed flowers and great background...love it al...

joy said...

I've seen so many pretty cards made with this background, Barb, but I must say this one really pops!! Just beautiful!

stamplover2011 said...

Beautiful card, Barb! Love how bright the blue turned out!!

Laura Jane said...

Barb, you really did a number on this one:)))
I gotta get my black paper out and give it a go!
Thanks for the inspiration:)

Bethany Stellpflug said...

beautiful card Barb! I love the colors!

Sue said...

Hello Barb
Black, and other darkened tones are an important presence here, adding weight and stability to the overall look of elegance on this card.
The Blue blossoms add a beautiful contrast to your Bg.
A wonderful design.
Smiles:)
Sue

Pam W Merwin said...

Barb, it is beautiful! Love your colors :) We are having much cooler weather in Georgia for a change - maybe, just maybe fall is in the air!!!

Donna Bowman said...

Amazing Barb!! I'm going to have to try this - I love my Prismacolor pencils!!

Debbie said...

It is beautiful!!

Lynn said...

I think I need to come visit and learn how to color :) Seriously coloring scares me! But this beauty inspires me to give it a shot!! Gorgeous Barb!

paula said...

Such a gorgeous card Barb. Using the black really makes your colours pop. Your colouring is amazing xoxoxo

jintyoo7 said...

Totally amazed at the depth of colour you got using pencils on black card, BArb - BEAUTIFUL!!

Judy1223 said...

Wow, Barb, that is COOL! I'm sure that took a while to color, but well worth it!

Lisa said...

I can't tell you how cool this looks done up on the black! Nicely done :) I have colored in this design too and it takes FOR- EV-ER!! But it IS so worth it!
Love your new blog look!!

Trinh said...

Worth all the time, Barb! Just stunning in that rich blue.

Tina said...

Barb, your card is amazing. Never thought that I could color black paper! Thanks for the inspiration.

Dawn said...

Goodness me... what a beauty. Your colouring looks amazing.

Jackie said...

That is gorgeous! I forget how stunning colored pencils on black paper can be.

Elizabeth Allan said...

I've always enjoyed this technique Barb and your card is magnificent! Your coloring is so smooth and precise!

Jacqueline said...

Striking card, makes a big impact! Barb I did read your post about your son and so grateful to hear that all is well again, I can imagine what a turmoil it must have cost you.
Hugs!

Maureen Morton said...

So glad you are having great weather; so are we! Love your blog header - looks just like you! And this card is a total stunner - love the colors against the black. Eye-poppin' delight! Have a great day outdoors.

Robin K. said...

I've been loving' this cooler weather too!! You're card is amazing!! I don't think I would have the patience to do all that coloring!

Brenda said...

OMG Barb, all that work was definitely worth it! This is a beauty, I love the blue of the flowers! Right now I am in awe of everyone who can create, I miss it sooooooooo much! I know that I just need to be patient, we are almost there, Thanks for all your sweet comments! I hope to be back on Flickr soon too, I miss everyone!

Simone said...

This is gorgeous Barb! I love how you coloured this! Also LOVE the new blog header - so fun :)

alexandra s.m. said...

absolutely gorgeous Barb! Amazing colors!!
TFS~

walchowDesign said...

Gorgeous card! Love the colours against the black - it's really popping out, Barb!

Disp6194 said...

Gorgeous Barb! Love that bright blue on black :)

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

This is absolutely AMAZING! LOVE everything about your card - so striking with that wnderful blue color against the black - perfect design!
Hugs, Karin

Cindy C. said...

Gorgeous card Barb!

Tracey said...

Barb this is absolutely GORGEOUS and STUNNING on the black background. WOW!! Thanks for the inspiration!

MarcyK924 said...

I think this is one of my FAVS of yours! I know you don't use black that often, but this makes me swoon!

Joy said...

WOW! Barb this is amazingly gorgeous!! hugs!

Suzanne C said...

The colors are fabulous! Beautiful!